Lance Livingston
1941 - 2019
Earthman Hunters Creek Funeral Home
8303 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX
Lance Gregory
Lance Gregory Livingston, 77, of Houston, Texas transitioned peacefully on Monday April 8, 2019 with his son and daughter by his side.
"Hopper", as friends & family nicknamed him because of his expansive athletic ability at Spring Branch Highschool in Houston, was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on May 17, 1941 to parents Betty Lois Guice & Alfred Clyde Levingston. He was a graduate of the University of Houston College of Business, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He worked as D.O.S. at the Fairmont Hotel in various cities and eventually started his own corporate event planning company which he successfully ran with his late wife Patricia Livingston. A CanCare and Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church member since 1991, Hopper was a Lifetime Director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Lifetime Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and ALS Association Chapter member since 2011. Just a few of his recognitions include the U of H Distinguished Service Award 2014 - C.T. Bauer College of Business, Sigma Nu Fraternity Hall of Honor Inductee 2017 and Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee 2018.
Hopper's hobbies were going to the horse and dog tracks, loved watching and participating in sports particularly tennis and basketball. He loved to have a good time but mostly enjoyed entertaining friends and family. Dixieland jazz was his music!
Those left to cherish his memory are his son Link Livingston of Houston, TX; daughter Lacy Joy Drissi and husband Tomy Drissi; grandson Jagger E. Drissi and granddaughter Elin James Drissi of Los Angeles; sisters Ann (Levingston) Lopresti and husband Phil Lopresti of Katy, TX, and Elaine (Levingston) Smith and husband Jim Smith of Raleigh NC; mother-in-law Joyce Dougherty; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Passed on: He is now joined in Heaven with his late (love of his life) wife of 36 years Patricia Ann (Dougherty) Livingston.
Memorial Services will be held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian (MDPC), 11612 Memorial drive Houston, TX 77024, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 11am-12pm. A reception with refreshments is to follow immediately in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ALS Association of Texas Chapter. (

Published by Houston Chronicle on Apr. 14, 2019.
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Memorial service
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Memorial Drive Presbyterian (MDPC),
11612 Memorial drive, Houston, TX
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Thank you Lance for always being there for your friends - in both good and bad times.

You and Pat were true, genuine friends. And, I am so grateful for you opening up your home to Nicole and I when we were in need of support. I miss you both, but am fortunate to have so many wonderful memories of the countless times our families spent together, with your Lacy and Link and our Nicole. I am happy knowing that their friendship continues as it was built on such solid ground. Our families' friendship included mine and Pat's parents as well, and we benefitted from the love that we all had for each other.

In loving memory of Pat & Lance - the best friends anybody could ever wish for - Marianne
Marianne Meyer
April 21, 2019
We're so sorry to hear about your brothers untimely passing!
Please have peace in your heart, and know that he's in a better place and lived a Full, Happy, and Productive life!
Allen & Amy Hawkins
April 19, 2019
What a wonderful father and husband he was. I always admired Pat and Lance. They were always there when you needed. I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with the family. Lacy and Link , my love to both of you. From all the Kramr's we love you and will always cherish the memories we all had together over the past and present.
Julie Kramr
April 19, 2019
Jim (my husband) and I are so saddened about my precious big brothers death. I have so many great memories. Just a month ago, Jim and I went to a rodeo with Hopper. He is now in Heaven and not paralyzed anymore. He was always there for our family on important occasions. We will always hold him in our hearts and memories: Elaine Levingston Smith
Elaine Levingston Smith
April 17, 2019
Hopper was my fraternity big brother's big brother. He always called me "Little brother". Our paths ran through Sigma Nu and the hotel business. I ran a couple of hotels in Houston in the 80's-90's and served on the convention bureau board with him.

He treated me like a brother, ensuring that I was always included in everything he was involved in both fraternity and hotel. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the Memorial service with deep regret.

He will be missed.

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John Lange
April 15, 2019
Hopper was like a brother to me I never had! So many stories to tell! Danny and I will miss him deeply! Love to our family and deepest sympathy!
Donna Morehead
April 15, 2019
Donna Morehead
April 15, 2019
Losing a loved one is never easy, but our loving god promises to give the strength and courage you'll need to endure, and to cope with the pain of your loss. He also promises to hold your hand every step of the way. (Isaiah 40:29, 41:10, 13)
April 14, 2019
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
April 14, 2019
I will miss my Uncle Hopper a lot. He was always so much fun and a gentleman as well. I'm glad he is at peace now and free from his suffering.
Melissa Rowbottom
April 13, 2019
I knew him as a Bear, a Cougar, a brother, and a friend. His was a life well lived and a job well done. Liz Lancaster
April 13, 2019
Hopper was such a wonderful, fun loving brother. His Christian faith was real. Hopper is no longer paralyzed from the neck down. He will be missed so much. Elaine Levingston Smith
April 13, 2019
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